UNIONDALE, NY - MARCH 05: Tomas Plekanec #14 of the Montreal Canadiens (R) celebrates his goal at 5:21 of the first period against the New York Islanders along with Alex Galchenyuk #27 (L) at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 5, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
After being through it and seeing the other [outdoor] games on TV, just the atmosphere is spectacular. To stand here -- and we are essentially almost on the blue line -- and look up [into the stands] and knowing it is going to be packed and playing our biggest rival in this setting is going to be pretty special.
— Bruins president Cam Neely on the 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic between Boston and Montreal at Gillette Stadium on
Jan. 1, 2016